Super Walnut Gingies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 18
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Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening -- half butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup light molasses
2 cups finely chopped diamond walnuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar -- for rolling
 

Preparation / Directions:

Sift flour with soda, spices and salt. Cream shortening, sugars and egg together well. Stir in molasses, then flour mixture. Mix in walnuts. Shape into balls about 1 1/2 inches diameter and roll in sugar. Place about 6 inches apart on well greased baking sheets and flatten to circles about 3 1/2 inches diameter. Bake at 350 degrees F. about 10 to 12 minutes or until tops of cookies spring back when touched lightly. Allow to stand on baking sheet a minutes; using broad spatula, remove to wire cooling rack.


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